Oncology & Cancer

Continuous anticoagulants and cold snare polypectomy noninferior

(HealthDay)—For patients with subcentimeter colorectal polyps receiving oral anticoagulants, continuous administration of anticoagulants (CA) with cold snare polypectomy (CSP) is noninferior to periprocedural heparin bridging ...

Cardiology

Racial disparities seen in use of oral anticoagulants for A-fib

(HealthDay)—Black patients with atrial fibrillation are less likely to receive direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) compared with white patients, even after controlling for clinical and sociodemographic features, according ...

Cardiology

New study finds racial disparities in oral anticoagulant use

Black patients with atrial fibrillation are significantly less likely to receive oral anticoagulants—particularly newer, more effective versions—than white and Hispanic patients, according to a new study published today ...

Cardiology

Aspirin, anticoagulants similarly prevent VTE after TKA

(HealthDay)—Among patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA), aspirin alone may provide protection against postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) that is similar to that of other anticoagulants, according to ...

Cardiology

Net benefit of anticoagulants for A-fib varies with stroke rate

(HealthDay)—There is variation in the net clinical benefit of anticoagulants based on variation in published atrial fibrillation (AF) stroke rates, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in the Annals of Internal ...

Cardiology

Results from the OAC-ALONE trial reported

The first randomized trial of its kind was unable to establish non-inferiority of oral anticoagulation (OAC) alone to combined OAC and a single antiplatelet agent (APT) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and stable ...

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